Frank Iero and The Patience - Parachutes
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Based on 28 ratings
2016 Ratings: #605
October 28, 2016 / Release Date
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I was not excited to go into this thing, which is partly why I took so long to review it, but this album did really impress me. I never even once throughout a listen thought about Frank's vocals, and if you know my opinion on his vocals, that's a pretty great thing. Unlike his newer album, this just does everything else well, except for maybe instrumentation, as I was a bit underwhelmed in that regard. It also stayed really consistent throughout.
Favourites: World Destroyer, They Wanted ... read more
"Parachutes" is quite the mixed bag. One the one hand, you have these great, catchy songs with lots of aggression and great production. On the other, however, you have some weak, sometimes annoying, performances from Frank and some genuinely weak songs.

Fav Tracks: World Destroyer; 9-6-15; They Wanted Darkness...; I'll Let You Down; Dear Percocet, I Don't Think We Should See Each Other Anymore; Viva Indifference

Least Fav Track: Miss Me

I have the same issues with this album as I did with Stomachaches - Parachutes is a boring, forgettable and generic punk record. While I wouldn't go as far as to say that this is bad, there's not really much I enjoyed about it. There were a couple of songs like Veins and Oceans that I liked, but for the most part the songs were either incredibly boring or just obnoxious. Again, I feel like this is a record that I would have enjoyed if I heard it back when it came out, but I honestly just don't ... read more
At first listen, I immediately thought that this was a major downgrade from Stomachaches, and while I do still think it’s a bit of a downgrade, it has grown on me quite a bit. I’ve got to say, that Frank’s vocals on this one is far inferior to his vocals on his last project, at some points they just seem a bit too raw. His songwriting is also not as good as on the last project, and along with the overall sound of the record, seems to not have as much thought put into it. At ... read more
I listened to this album every single day - sometimes multiple times a day - for like a month around February/March of 2017. Oh boy this nostalgia.
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Added on: October 27, 2016